Monday, July 27, 2009

LA County implements STD tests by mail

Women up to age 25 anywhere in LA County are eligible to receive a free home testing kit so they can test themselves for chlamydia and gonorrhea. The Don't think, know project is modeled on the I want the kit project started by my colleague Charlotte Gaydos at Johns Hopkins.

The testing kit arrives in an unmarked envelope. They swab themselves, mail it back, and get their results back via an 800 number or the internet.

Hopefully the LA project will expand also to men, as the Hopkins project did.

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